Star-studded concert in memory of Máire Rua

STARS from the world of country music will gather on Saturday to help fulfil Máire Rua Gallagher’s final dream. Daniel O’Donnell, Lisa McHugh, Dominic Kirwan and Hugo Duncan are just some of the names set to perform with all proceeds going to Coiste Ionad Óige Ghaoth Dobhair. Noted for her tireless charity work and her […]

Arranmore ‘not a place to come and get wasted’

BURTONPORT is to get a dedicated Garda officer for the first time in seven years as Arranmore islanders aim for a peaceful summer. The increased police presence comes following what one local councillor described as “a series of alcohol-fuelled anti-social incidents” over the June bank holiday weekend. One person had to be airlifted off the […]

Submissions for Summer Cup book about to close

SUBMISSIONS for a new book looking back on the once popular Summer Cup competitions will close this Monday. The book is being compiled by members of the Letterkenny Community Heritage Group and will explore the people and places behind the Summer Cup phenomena. Earlier this year the heritage group asked people to dust off old […]

Whale stranded in Lough Swilly dies

A whale that had become stranded in Lough Swilly has sadly died. In a tearful post this morning the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group relayed the whale’s final moments. They wrote: “A sorrowful ending, there’s a few scenarios that could have brought the Fin Whale up the Swilly. But whatever the reason ultimately there was […]

Bridge destroyed in 2017 flood officially reopened

MEENAMULLIGAN Bridge which was destroyed in the devastating flood of August 2017 has officially been reopened. Minister Charlie McConalogue TD was joined by Cllr Rena Donaghey, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council and Cllr Albert Doherty, Cathaoirleach of Inishowen Municipal District, for the ribbon cutting ceremony. Following the bridge’s destruction which left an entire community isolated […]

Jack Murray on course to be new Donegal cathaoirleach

SINN Féin’s Jack Murray looks set to become the next cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council. The make up of the five local municipal districts has started to take shape with Fianna Fáil’s Councillor Gerry Crawford elected as cathaoirleach for the Lifford/Stranorlar area. Fine Gael’s Barry Sweeney has been appointed to the role of mayor in […]

Joining syndicate a ‘no brainer’ says Lifford publican

LIFFORD publican Geraldine Vambeck has described her decision to buy into the local dog track as a “no brainer”. Ms Vambeck, who runs the Central Bar in the town, was one of the last people to join a consortium planning to resurrect the greyhound stadium. The Donegal News revealed recently how Greyhound Racing Ireland is […]

Mica protest heads for Leinster House

HUGE crowds gathered outside the Convention Center in Dublin this afternoon to demand 100 per-cent redress for both homeowners affected by the mica and pyrite scandals. Chants echoing the message ‘We want 100 per-cent’ could be heard along the Liffey as years of fighting for their homes to be repaired have come to a head. […]

Emergency procurement aimed at restoring flights

THE Department of Transport will launch an emergency procurement process this week with a view to restoring air services linking Dublin with Donegal as quickly as possible. Ministers Ryan and Naughton briefed the cabinet on the plans this morning. The department will issue a request for quotes directly to airlines in the coming days, in […]

Fire at Letterkenny house prompts calls for action

A derelict Letterkenny house being used as a drinking den has been described as a “disaster waiting to happen”. Firefighters and gardaí were called to Ard Colm Cille last Tuesday following a fire in the shed of the property which has been empty for at least 15 years. A group of young people were spotted […]